Come on up

Returning home from our walk with our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle at 5 p.m. Tuesday, my dear wife Karen pointed out a great thing outside our front door. Yes, we have green growth before the end of February. Sprouts are heaving out of the ground to mix with remaining snow. Happy…

Off by a few degrees

While enjoying Martinfest in the downtown Syracuse parking lot Saturday, of course I had to stroll a bit to take in the late-morning, late February mood. Time on the tower, check. Temp on the tower, off by half-year. I’d take the 94 instead of 34. How long would it take me to complain about how…

A Martinfest under sunshine is a very good thing

When the sun shines on Martinfest, everybody has a really good time. The gathering of great friends put together so wonderfully by the Martin family took over the corner parking lot for another fantastic Saturday. We marked the almost-passing of February in fine style for, maybe, a decade straight now. I could go back and…

Library Nation

When I saw these bright blue stickers kicking around my workplace, I knew immediately where I wanted to secure mine. The LPL sits on the back of my car, right where people put the initials that signify so much to them. Since 2016, I have been proudly been on the staff of the Liverpool Public…

Landscape always beats profile to me

When I walk past the center atrium of Syracuse mega shopping, dining and entertainment complex Destiny USA, my eyes truly are drawn to the big screen they’ve put up as an attraction. Advertising mission accomplished, money-makers. Yet, oh, my brain. Turn it sideways. Show sports games that are important to the community. What could be.

Up there, in the sky

Cherished rescue mutt Ellie B Dogamous Pyle and I could see it way up there, but we could not hear it. I wondered where that very-high airplane was heading to. And had come from. I am fairly sure nearby Hancock International Airport was not the answer to either end of the journey.